The Sunday Leader 20th Anniversary

LTTE Reaches Out To Scottish Separatists

By Camelia Nathaniel The LTTE network outside London was the strongest in Leicester and Milton Keynes but even their participation was limited. Thanam was disappointed because he had operated from Milton Keynes, yet even those willing contributors and volunteers evaded him. Eventually, the LTTE UK was able only to organise five buses and they were [...]

Polonnaruwa Farmers Accuse Irrigation Officials

Drought in N.C.P. By Nirmala Kannangara Farmers in the Polonnaruwa district accuse the Irrigation Department for releasing enough water for cultivation only to the areas in the district that represents Government Ministers. Farmer Organisations in Maduru Oya, Elahera, Kawudulla, Minneriya and Girithale told The Sunday Leader how unfair it is for the Irrigation Department to [...]

Two decades of staying unbowed and unafraid…

Everyone warned me against ‘taking on’ the Sunday Leader! Their fears no doubt stemmed from the past the Sunday Leader had ‘enjoyed’. Harassed by every successive government, telling stories ‘the Sunday Leader way’ was not the kind of journalism considered ‘accepted’. It was not what you were taught in Journalism school to practice. Yet, to [...]

Safeguarding sovereignty

It is with great pleasure that I tender this message on the eve of the “Sunday leader’s “20th anniversary and 20 years of her valuable contribution to the print media of the country. I like to take this opportunity to congratulate the founder members of the Sunday Leader and its shareholders for establishing such an [...]

The beginning of a journey

It  takes skill, determination and commitment to be a journalist. Proper guidance will make you a good journalist. After a successful stint at EFM Radio as a news presenter my career as a print media journalist began at The Sunday Leader in the year 2004. I remember my first day at The Sunday Leader where [...]

Journalism is the art of the possible

Editorial policies of a newspaper empire or even its future and destiny are dependent on the contemporary political forces that buffet them. That fact we realised from the mid-1960s when we commenced our newspaper career. Lake House at that time was basking in glory at the fall of the powerful Sirima Bandaranaike government following the defeat of the [...]

The Way We Were

When I walked into the offices of The Sunday Leader in January 1998, I told its Editor in Chief, Lasantha Wickrematunge, that I would be leaving in three weeks. I was resident in Australia, and had returned to Sri Lanka two months before, only to finalize the construction of my house. I would come to [...]

Advised At Last

They accuse President Rajapaksa of trying to checkmate them. The Presidential Proclamation last week appointing a three member Advisory Council certainly had the effect of leaving many in shock. Chaired by Sir Desmond de Silva QC, the Council to the Commission of Inquiry on Missing persons now tasked to investigate alleged war crimes, includes Sir Geoffrey [...]

Happy 20th Anniversary Sunday Leader

I am both elated and proud to wish our sister newspaper, the Sunday Leader a happy 20th anniversary. Maintaining the good relationship and trust the Leader has maintained with its loyal readership is no easy task and to do so over the span of two decades is a mammoth effort. The Sunday Leader with its brave [...]

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